- Available from: February 25th, 2017
- Gender: Male
- Age: 3 years old (Adult)
- Size: Large
- Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier x American Bulldog
**I AM CURRENTLY IN FOSTER CARE FOR SOME COUCH CUDDLES AND TIME OUT OF THE SHELTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE KENNELS TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO MEET ME!**
Hello there, my name is Mr Bruce!
I'm a handsome, chunky, huggable young man who is seeking a loving new home.
I'm seeking a strong, confident handler who will give me lots of love and show me the ways of the world. A home with no other dogs to start off with whilst I learn some manners and have some one-on-one training please!
I haven't had a lot of exposure to other dogs in my previous life before coming in to the Adoption Centre so I have been working very hard on learning appropriate socialisation skills.
I'm a very affectionate boy, I love getting cuddles on the couch and lazing around in the sunshine. I've had a bit of itchy scratchy skin that the Adoption Centre have had treated and has cleared up quite well. It is possible that I will have flare ups in the future so the kennels staff will go over all this with you if you are interested in meeting me!
Give the kennels a call to make a time for us to meet. You'll be sure to fall in love with my super wonderful personality and charming good looks!
- Suits teenager
- Allowed outdoors
ADOPTING AN ANIMAL
Things to consider before adopting an animal
Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime. But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.
Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life. Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.
Before you decide, have you considered the following?
- Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
- Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
- Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
- Do I have time for obedience training?
- If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
- Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
- Does the whole family want a pet?
- Will the pet be allowed inside?
- Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
- Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.
Can I afford a pet?
Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:
- Weekly animal food bills and necessities
- Yearly council registration
- Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
- Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
- Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
- Ongoing grooming
- Boarding fees for human holidays
- Enrichment like training, toys etc